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We know that if we have Covid-19, we need to protect those around us. Whilst that is essential and mandatory, so too is self-isolation for those who have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19; but what should workers and their employers do?
Pharmacy managers must be mindful of the four types of age discrimination – harassment, victimisation and direct and indirect discrimination – say Thorrun Govind and Paul Spencer
Employees really can be in two places at once (or at least TUPE transfer to two employers). See our review of ISS Facility Services v Govaerts in the European Court of Justice, overturning UK caselaw.
Hempsons and NHS Providers launch guide covering the legal liabilities that are likely to arise due to the pandemic.
No compensation does not equate to no case to answer - Martin Cheyne and Zubeda Tayub discuss in the latest employment blog.
Jon Pearce from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons warns of inadvertent discrimination when recruiting which could result in a claim
Are you getting maximum benefit from probationary periods for new staff? Julia Gray examines the purpose and operation of probation and suggests how it can work most effectively in independent practice.
Do you use probationary periods for new employees? Are you confident you’re using them correctly and getting the most out of them? Julia Gray comments on their use and highlights common mistakes made by employers.
Hempsons is delighted to announce that Jon Pearce has joined our employment team in London.
Every sector of the economy in the UK and abroad is facing unprecedented challenges arising out of the current Covid-19 pandemic; the private healthcare sector is no exception. We have considered some of the legal issues that you may be facing in the current climate and how you might be able to respond to them.
In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. The scheme is due to go live on Monday 20 April. We know some practices have been considering furloughing staff, although it is not entirely clear whether they are eligible.
Yesterday afternoon (15 April 2020), the government published updated information about the job retention (furlough) scheme.
Late on Thursday 9 April 2020, the government released the third version of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. Here are Martin Cheyne's first impressions of the update.
On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court handed down two Judgments in Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants  UKSC 13 and WM Morrisons Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants  UKSC 12 in which the Court appears to be moving against vicarious liability. This article sets out the decision in Barclays Bank and considers the independent contractor Defence.